Top Ten All Time Favorite Retellings
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)
While I don't often re-read books (I have my favorites I revisit, but on the whole...) I do enjoy a good retelling. Some stories just lend themselves well to reboots and reimaginings. Here are a few of my all time favorites:
1) Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I really love the scifi, android angle of the classic fairytale.
2) Entwined by Heather Dixon
Not the only retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, but it's my favorite!
3) Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
The frog prince at its best.
4) For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
A creative, unique take on an Austen classic.
5) The Looking Wars by Frank Beddor
Fighting card armies, interesting backstory, a little love...awesome.
6) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
A "killer" version of Cinderella. Ba-dum.
7) Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman
Pride and Prejudice with teens. Not quite the Darcy swoon, but worth the read.
8) Cupid by Julius Lester
My first mythological retelling. And I loved it.
9) A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Grimm stories are scary. And this is no exception.
10) The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
Just an all around good story with some classic fantasy.